Gandhi Smriti

Gandhi Smriti information

Location
Delhi , India
Address
5 Tees Jan Marg
Telephone
+91 11 23012843
Getting there
Metro: Racecourse
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun, closed every 2nd Sat of month
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This poignant memorial is where Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by a Hindu zealot on 30 January 1948, after campaigning against intercommunal violence. Concrete footsteps lead to the spot where Gandhi died, marked by a small pavilion. Video prohibited.

The adjacent house, where the Mahatma spent his last 144 days, contains rooms preserved as Gandhi left them, a detailed account of his last 24 hours, and vivid dioramas depicting scenes from Gandhi’s life, set in boxes like 1950s TVs. Upstairs is the interpretative exhibition Eternal Gandhi .

In the room where Gandhi lodged, you can see his meagre possessions – not much more than a walking stick, spectacles, a spinning wheel and a pair of chappals (sandals).